Practices

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TM39: Building energy metering

The guidance in this document will enable energy managers to ensure that they are getting the information they need from their meters, to enable them to deliver added value to their business through good energy management.
Good metering underpins the energy monitoring and targeting process which is an essential part of energy management.
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TM46: Energy Benchmarks

This publication offers comprehensive building energy benchmarks; including what they are, how they were developed and how to use them. It also provides details of separable energy uses and includes weather and occupancy adjustments.
Offers comprehensive building energy benchmarks
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Energy and carbon emissions regulations: A guide to implementation

This valuable publication serves as a comprehensive companion guide to the various regulations and covers Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Display Energy Certificates (DECs), inspection of boilers and inspection of air conditioning...
This publication is the key source of information on the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations in England and Wales.
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Implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive - Country reports 2008

A collection of 31 country status reports on the national implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) written by national representatives in the Concerted Action EPBD. The reports detail the major elements of the...
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Protocol monitoring energiebesparing

Protocol for monitoring energy savings
On request of the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs five institutes have collaborated to create a ‘Protocol Monitoring Energy savings’, a common method and database to calculate the amount of energy savings realised in past years.
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Energy efficiency in buildings through information - Swedish perspective

Paper about the influence of information on energy consumption
The studies presented here have shown that it is fully possible to influence energy consumption through information. An increase in the knowledge among consumers will motivate them to be more energy efficient.
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Energy performance of non-domestic buildings: closing the credibility gap

Article about certification of energy performance
We discuss how certification might be developed to help identify and close the credibility gaps, and present an idea for an energy certificate which takes these issues into account.
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Non-technical barriers to the commercialization of PV power systems of the built environment

Institutional issues related to introducing and commercializing photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the built environment.
Our research emphasizes institutional issues related to introducing and commercializing photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the built environment.
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Voluntary agreements with white certificates for energy efficiency improvement as a hybrid policy instrument

Implementation of combined policy that consists of voluntary agreements and white certificates
In this paper we examine the implementation of a combined policy scheme that consists of a traditional instrument, the voluntary agreements (VAs), and an innovative one, the white certificates (WhC).
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Demonstration intelligent building - a methodology for the promotion of total sustainability in the built environment

Paper about the relation between intelligent building projects and total sustainability in the built environment
The idea to relate intelligent building projects and demonstrations to total sustainability in the built environment is presented in this paper. By considering intelligent buildings in the spirit of built heritage conservation, future...
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Diffusion of energy-saving innovations in industry and the built environment: Dutch studies as inputs for a more integrated analytical framework

In this contribution the authors try to integrate different partial explanations for the diffusion of energy-saving technologies in industry and the built environment into one conceptual framework. This integration is based on a secondary...
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Controlling air leakage in tall buildings

ASHRAE Journal - Vol. 15, No 4 - April 2009 - pages 50-52, 54-56, 58, 60
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers set up a specification that all its buildings should have an envelope air leakage less than 0.25 cfm/ft2 (1.27 litre/s.m²) under a test pressure of 75 Pa. This article describes how this air leakage rate...
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Information paper on Energy performance of buildings – Overall energy use and definition of energy ratings – Calculated energy rating - EN 15603 (Overall energy use)

Information Paper P088 of EPBD Buildings Platform
The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires a general framework and a methodology for calculating the integrated energy performance of buildings. The energy performance of a building is the amount of energy consumed or...
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Information paper on space heating generation systems - Heat pump systems - EN 15316-4-2 (Heat pump performance)

Information Paper P103 of EPBD Buildings Platform
This paper gives a short introduction to the CEN standard 15316-4-2 for calculating the seasonal heat pump energy performance for heating and hot water production. It contains explanations on the available calculation methods, with details...
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Ventilating façades

ASHRAE Journal - Vol. 15, No 4 - April 2009 - pages 16-18, 20, 22, 24, 26-27
This article describes how double skin façades have to be designed and implemented. It gives information about their advantages and risks as well as the way to optimise their performance. Results show the role of double skin façades in...
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Elithis Tower: an office building with very low energy consumption

Based in Dijon (Burgundy, France), the new Elithis Tower is a 5000 m² office building (10 floors) inaugurated in April 2009. The primary energy consumption is intended to be lower than 21 kWh/m².year. The 560 m² integrated photovoltaic...
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Zusammenfassung für die Entscheidungsträger der Konzertierten Aktion für die Verbreitung und Implementierung der Richtlinie 2002/91/EC - CA-EPBD (2005-2007)

In face of the major technical and administrative challenges posed by the EPBD, a Concerted Action (CA) supporting its transposition and implementation was initiated under the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme (2003-2006) of the European...
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EPBD Buildings Platform - Bollettino #028 - Dicembre 2008

Italian version of EPBD Buildings Platform newsletter
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Implementation of the EPBD in Poland: Status December 2008

Poland has adopted new measures towards implementing the EPBD into national law. On the 19th of September 2007, the Parliament accepted changes to the Construction Act that, together with three Ministerial Ordinances published in November...
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Communication staff working document accompanying document to the proposal for a recast of the energy performance of buildings directive (2002/091/EC) - Impact assessment

This document presents the impact assessment study linked to the proposal for a recast of the EPBD.